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SUPPLEMENTS ANY MUSIC CURRICULUM!                                            

PROVEN LESSONS!

COST EFFECTIVE and SPACE EFFECTIVE

For just $25 (WMEA member rate) you are supplied with HOURS of materials that are available in an easy to use digital version, or use the print version for your desk or  take it with you on a cart.

MEETS STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS
With the variety of lesson plans and your own creative twists, the Listening Project can meet all state and national standards.

YOU DECIDE HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES
You decide how you want to use the Listening Project

BEST OF ALL… IT HELPS STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS CRITICAL TO LIFE IN AND OUT OF THE MUSICAL WORLD!

       

 
 

Learn More:

What is the Listening Project?
What do I receive when I join?
Committee Members
Theme for the 2013-2014 School Year
Repertoire List
Important Changes

 
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What is the Listening Project?

The Listening Project is a Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) program developed to provide opportunties for students in grades 4,5 and 6 to learn about different musical styles, forms, and timbres through listening. Teachers who join the Listening Project receive a repertoire list, music selections (available on iTunes or CD), lesson plans and ideas, and a binder full of listening and teaching resources. Teachers also have the opportunity to enroll their students in a Listening Project festival in the spring.  Why use the Listening Project in your curriculum?
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When you join the Listening Project you will receive…

  • Newsletters with creative, exciting, and active listening lessons that match not only WI State Standards, but National Music Standards for Music Education.
  • Creative listening maps and movement ideas that your students will love.
  • A repertoire list that contains clear examples of form and style.
  • Committee members will help you with the project in any way they can.
  • Those schools that choose to participate in Listening Project festival in the spring will receive student medals and certificates for students, teachers, and schools.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are providing students with an opportunity to love and own great pieces of music for a lifetime!

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WMEA Listening Project Committee Members

  • Carolyn Atwell, West Bend Music Educator, email
  • Rachel Erickson, Somerset Music Educator, email
  • Sharon Gilbert, Nekoosa Music Educator, email
  • Matt Lamb, Glenwood City, Music Educator, email
  • Darin Menk, Manitowoc, email
  • Julie Ropers-Rosendahl, Delavan Music Educator, email
  • Aimee Swanson, Lake Geneva, Music Educator, email          
  • Jackie Vandenberg, West Bend, Music Educator, email
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Theme for 2013-2014 School Year

Each year, a committee of teachers selects a repertoire list of pieces that centers around a theme. These teachers create lesson plans/ideas, biographical information on the composers and Listening Maps to assist with teaching each of the pieces on the repertoire list. Pieces are selected not only for theme, but for their historical value as they have stood the test of time.  The theme for this  school year is "From Fanfare to Finale ."  The repertoire also contains a World Music, American Music and Jazz piece every year.  Teachers who would like to have teams of students participate in the festival portion of the Listening Project will have that opportunity in spring of 2014.

The 2013-2014 World Musical style is Music of Mexico (various composers and cultures)

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Repertoire List

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Toccata and Fugue - Bach
The Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart
Symphony #9 finale - Beethoven
William Tell Overture finale - Rossini
Dies Irae from Requiem - Verdi
Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
Candide Overture - Bernstein
Fanfare for the Comman Man - Copland
Bugler's Holiday - Anderson
Begin the Beguine - Porter/Shaw
Cirlce of Life - John
Music of Mexico (various composers and cultures)

Interactive Listener Pages

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Important Changes

Digital files of materials are available for download.  Printed materials are available as in previous years.   

You can download the music compositions from iTunes  

Your students can also download and buy any or all of the compositions from iTunes.

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